Family tree

The older I get the more interested I am in my family tree. And I want to gather as much information as I can from my parents while they still remember. The short summary:

2 Swedish great-grandfathers
1 Norwegian great-grandfather
1 German great-grandfather

None of them were still alive when I was born. My father never met one grandfather and the other died when he was very young.

My mom never met either grandfather. One died when her father was a boy. Her other grandfather died when she was young, but she never met him.

2 Norwegian great-grandmothers
1 Swedish great-grandmother
1 German great-grandmother

All 4 of them were alive when I was born. My Norwegian great-grandmothers were Kaja and Helena (top picture). Kaja died when I was an infant. Helena died when I was in college. I met her once when I was about 5 years old.

Bertha (bottom picture) was my German great-grandmother. I remember her trying to teach German to me. She died when I was in high school.

Clara was my Swedish great-grandmother. She died when I was little. I have a picture of her holding me at my first Christmas.

My grandparents were all born in the US. None of their parents were.

About jewelsworldtravels

I want to see the world! I am armed with the book "1,000 places to see before you die" and I am having a great time. I am also a dog lover and theatre snob.
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